Maine Gets High Marks for Public Health Emergency Preparedness


March 2023
Maine Public

A national report now ranks Maine in the top tier of states when it comes to being prepared for public health emergencies. The annual report from the nonpartisan Trust for America’s Health found Maine improved from last year’s rank in the mid-level tier and now joins 19 states at the top.

Spokesperson Rhea Farberman says Maine saw improvements in several areas between 2021 and 2022, including hospital safety, the percentage of residents vaccinated against the flu and the percentage of residents with access to paid time off, which increased from 50% to 59%.

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